Green Cay Wetlands – Boynton Beach, FL

We left the house at 7:00 so we could hopefully see plenty of birds, and were not disappointed.     Even got through the whole walk in enough time to get to breakfast before everyone else was up.   I did maintain my streak of not seeing alligators in the wild, even though the last time my sister was here, they managed to see two alligators fighting over a turtle.

Delray Beach, FL

I’m back from a very delightful break from winter in Florida.    My sister and niece were there as well (we stayed with my father and C at their condo), which was so much fun.    You can really have a conversation with her now.  I’m sorry they’re not closer so we can have them more often.  But anyway, I enjoyed my brief interlude of wearing socks only when I chose to and not being surgically attached to a bottle of hand lotion.    I’ve been back less than twenty four hours, and both the socks and hand lotion are firmly back in place.

English Wildflowers

I normally publish my wildflower photos on my other blog, but that’s really for local flowers.    When I was in England, I definitely took plenty of wildflower photos, so I’m going to publish them here, in the style I would normally do on the other site.    This is probably going to be a work in progress, because my references are not as good as what I’ve built up for New England, so I have a bunch still to identify.

It’s fun to see what we have that’s come over here, and what has not made the journey.

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Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys, Plantaginaceae
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Common Daisy, Bellis perennis, Asteraceae
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Bulbous Buttercup, Ranunculus bulbosus, Ranunculaceae
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Red Campion, Silene dioica, Caryophyllaceae
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Ribwort Plaintain, Plantago lanceolata, Plantaginaceae
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Common Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Boraginaceae
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Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum, Geraniaceae
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Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus, Papaveraceae
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Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, Fabaceae
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Ox Eye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare, Asteraceae
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Elder, Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae
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Wood Avens, Geum urbanum, Rosaceae
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Wild Oregano, Origanum vulgare, Lamiaceae
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White Campion, Silene latifolia, Plantaginaceae
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Water Forgot Me Not, Myosotis scorpioides, Boraginaceae
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White Clover, Trifolium repens, Fabaceae
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Hoary Cress, Lepidium draba, Brassicaceae
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Red Clover, Trifolium pratense, Fabaceae
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Hedge Bedstraw, Galium mollugo, Rubiaceae
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Bugle, Ajuga reptans, Lamiaceae
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Cow Parsnip, Heracleum sphondylium, Apiaceae
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Dame’s Rocket, Hesperis matronalis, Brassicaceae

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Wood Forget-me-Not, Myosotis sylvatica, Boraginaceae

Locations:
Oxford (1-10)
Hampton Court (11-14)
Regent’s Canal (15-17)
Kew Gardens (18-20)
Chiswick House (21-24)